Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Another Neve [8036]

Being sold by AES Pro Audio UK

Neve 8078 For Sale

I found this incredible console over on this website

Amek 9098

Here is an amazing Amek console, currently on ebay

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Another 8108

OK, and heres one for sale by Sonic Circus at the moment, I love the look of this thing!

Better Pics of an 8108

The previous post featured the under-loved 8108, and heres some proper pictures of one, recently sold by Primal Gear

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Neve 8108

Theres an  8108 console on the bay right now. Sorry for the lowres picture, its all they have...

Sunday, 14 November 2010

MCI 416b in action

I just posted over on my other blog about mixing on my analog desks, with some video

Sunday, 31 October 2010

BBC Radiophonic Workshop Desks

This is my 100th post for Balance, so I thought I would do something a bit different. Here is a review of the various consoles used by the totally great Radiophonic Workshop over the years

Saturday, 16 October 2010

SSL E Series

For some reason I haven't posted much about SSL desks. Maybe they don't come up for sale so often or something, or maybe they don't catch my eye so much, which is pretty odd considering how into early 80s stuff I am. Anyway here is a great looking console from 1982

Neve PMS 12-2

How about this little baby? This has to be one of the sweetest 12 channel mixers ever made

Cadac E-Type

There's a rather interesting looking late 80's Cadac on ebay

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Neve VR66

Heres a huge Neve console for sale in Chicago

Neve Series 44

This is on eBay Latvia. I had not herd of these, and can find very little on the net about them

Monday, 27 September 2010

The One - 2

I know it's not really possible to have two holy grails, and I have already allocated that honor here, but here goes anyway

Monday, 13 September 2010

Amek Hendrix

This does look nice

Calrec S Series

Here is a beautiful later vintage Calrec, also on the bay

Otari Concept One

This is about to end on eBay

Friday, 3 September 2010

Yamaha Vintage Consoles

I have certainly been neglecting our Japanese friends in this blog, as pointed out by Brandin, who refurbishes these beautiful consoles

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Cheap Cadac - OK it was a scam

Another bargain it seems on eBay. UPDATE via Wolfgang Willms - seems this was a scammy auction. Here is the feedback from the buyer: "This is a scam. Seller won't reply to emails. Avoid!"

Thursday, 26 August 2010


This came up on ebay recently, one of the Tweed consoles from this cool studio

Sunday, 22 August 2010

LaFont Chroma

This picture and info was sent to me by Gareth Connor of GJC Designs. Many thanks!

Neve VR60

This picture and info was sent to me by Gareth Connor of GJC Designs. Many thanks!

Calrec VCS

This picture and info was sent to me by Gareth Connor of GJC Designs. Many thanks!

Neve 51 Series Customised

This picture and info was sent to me by Gareth Connor of GJC Designs. Many thanks!

Calrec M Series

This picture and info was sent to me by Gareth Connor of GJC Designs. Many thanks!

Friday, 20 August 2010

V72a Collection

Someone is selling 32 original Telefunken V72a pre amps for £10k

Saturday, 14 August 2010

The One

This was on the bay last week. The Holy Grail!

Studer 089 In Bits

Here are some beautiful Studer 089 modules

Siemens Sitral

Here is another console the previous seller is selling


I'd never heard of one of these before. Its an EMT console called an MM40, and its for sale on the Tape OP message board

Friday, 6 August 2010

Some Neve History

I found some information from Geoff Tanner about the history of some of the classic Neve consoles, like the beautiful 8014 below. So I took the liberty of illustrating his words with some more pictures from his website

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Neve VR

I visited a studio in Brixton, London yesterday for the recording of some strings for an album we're doing. They had a massive Neve VR so I got some pics of it. It really is enormous this thing

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Herbie Hancock's Neve 8068

I posted a picture of this amazing console before, but here is more info on it

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Auditronics Grandson 110a

Another ebay auction that just ended with 0 bids

Friday, 23 July 2010


These are well underrated desks!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Neve 80 Series 'Priced to Sell'

This was on ebay in Toronto, and just finished. Did it sell?

Neve 8128

Theres a nice Neve on ebay that ends today

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Thriller Board

Just saw this on the bay, MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER BOARD - a Harrison 4032 from Westlake Studio in Beverley Hills

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Trident 80C

Theres a beautiful looking console on ebay today. Its in California

Stephens Console

Here is a great Stephens Electronics 2416 console from the early 70s. Its on ebay for a rather hopeful $50,000

Strawberry Studios

I just found this youtube by accident, and it happens to contain footage of this console. It's from Strawberry Studios in Stockport, which was mostly known for 10cc recordings, but also saw the likes of The Smiths and Joy Division. In the wiki page it mentions "a real purpose-built control desk"....

Ward Beck 3

Ward Beck 2

Ward Beck 1

Unknown Console 3 [UPDATE: its a Helios]

Note theres a Yamaha Rev1 remote on the console, I love those things
UPDATE VIA Wolfgang Willms - This is the '10cc console' see also this post

Unknown Console 2

Unknown Console 1

Tweed 2082

This was on the bay in Scotland, around the £6k mark

Siemens C4

Neve 8058 again